It’s that time again; we look back at another year full of inspiration for homes, lifestyles and creativity! As always, we look back at the interior inspiration for the year, and in particular at the colours that made 2016! For the first time ever, Pantone released two colours as ‘colours of the year.’ We think it’s a perfect partnership; the pastel hues are named ‘Serenity’ (a pale blue) and ‘Rose Quartz’ (a soft pink).
“Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace”. – Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute ®
The partnership between this pair has brought much inspiration throughout 2016 for home décor. It saw a whole host of shops take off with hand-made ceramics seeing a new interest in making every corner of the home a visual dream! Pastel pineapples and geometrics were hot topics for print and pattern, and copper was a delightful accent to the pink and blue hues of the year.
Another big trend this year was changing how we viewed interiors. The ‘bird’s eye view’ or ‘flat lay’ shot has become ever-popular, and this encouraged lots of table-top imagery to come forward. We’ve never been so interested in dining! Check out Style Magazines ‘21 Flat Lay Instagram accounts you need to follow’. Instagram and Pinterest are popular hubs for sharing interior ideas as the quality of photography and interior styling continues to strengthen. Check out our Pinterest board for more inspiration!
“Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.” www.pantone.com.
Serenity and Rose Quartz really define 2016 as a year that has taken full advantage of taking time to relax. Politically the year has been a rocky one, but everyone has taken comfort in their home style. Hygge has been one of the buzzwords of the year, and we hope next year will see the popularity of Scandinavian design continue to grow! (Biased, us? Never!)